Last modified: May 15, 2021, 10:09 a.m.
A not so common species throughout Belgium.
The larva lives first in a bud, later in rolled or spun leaves, but also on the flowers and the buds on the host plant.
Pupation takes place in a cocoon in the larval habitation.
The moths are active at dusk and later come to light.
The adults have been observed from the end of June till well in September.
Primary host plants are: Malus, Pyrus, Crataegus and Ligustrum. Also fruit and other deciduous trees, occasionally on conifers, Myrica or herbaceous plants are taken.